Monday, January 12, 2009

Chavez: Venezuela sending medicine to Gaza

President Hugo Chavez said Sunday that a plane carrying 12.5 metric tons of medicine is preparing to leave for Egypt, which will transport the supplies into Gaza. Chavez said on his weekly broadcast show that "it's the least we can do." Chavez has strongly condemned Israel's military offensive in Gaza. He expelled the Israeli ambassador last week to protest air and ground strikes that have killed at least 870 Palestinians, about half of them civilians. hirteen Israelis have also died since the conflict erupted December 27.

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